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Book Launch: Kate Forsyth 'The Blue Rose'
25th Jul '19 @ Manly Wine


Come join us at the beautiful Manly Wine to celebrate the launch of kate Forsyth's new book The Blue Rose. Kate's new book will be launched by Patti Miller, author of Ransacking Paris. 

Both books are available for preorder.

The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth for $30

Both The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth and Ransacking Paris by Patti Miler for $55

Please contact Berkelouw Balgowlah to RSVP on  (02) 9948 1133 or email hugh@berkelouw.com.au.

More details are available on the Facebook event HERE


About The Blue Rose

Viviane de Faitaud has grown up alone at the Chateau de Belisama-sur-le-Lac in Brittany, for her father, the Marquis de Ravoisier, lives at the court of Louis XVI in Versailles. After a hailstorm destroys the chateau’s orchards, gardens and fields an ambitious young Welshman, David Stronach, accepts the commission to plan the chateau’s new gardens in the hope of making his name as a landscape designer.
David and Viviane fall in love, but it is an impossible romance. Her father has betrothed her to a rich duke who she is forced to marry and David is hunted from the property. Viviane goes to court and becomes a maid-in-waiting to Marie-Antoinette and a member of the extended royal family. Angry and embittered, David sails away from England with Lord Macartney, the British ambassador, who hopes to open up trade with Imperial China.

In Canton, the British embassy at last receives news from home, including their first reports of the French Revolution. David hears the story of ‘The Blue Rose’, a Chinese fable of impossible love, and discovers the blood-red rose growing in the wintry garden. He realises that he is still in love with Viviane and must find her.

Viviane escapes the guillotine and returns to the ruin of Chateau de Belisima to rebuild her life. David carrying a cluster of rosehips finds her there, and together they decide to grow the fabled red rose of China in France.


About Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and has since sold more than a million copies around the world.Recently voted one of Australia’s Favourite 15 Novelists, Kate Forsyth has been called ‘one of the finest writers of this generation’. She has a BA in literature, a MA in creative writing and a doctorate in fairy tale studies, and is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers.


Where: 8 - 13 South Steyne, Manly, 2095, AU, Manly, 2095, AU
When: Thu, 25th Jul
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM